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Cryptocurrency Firm Quadriga Collapsed Due to Late Founder’s Ponzi Scheme: Regulator

Last year’s collapse of Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform QuadrigaCX was due to a Ponzi scheme operated by founder Gerald Cotten, who died suddenly in December 2018, the country’s biggest securities regulator said on Thursday. Cotten died at age 30 from …

Cryptoasset Insurer Evertas Receives License to Operate in Bermuda

Cryptoasset insurer Evertas has received a license from the Bermuda Monetary Authority to start operating from the jurisdiction. Evertas’ operations in Bermuda will now aim to start issuing policies for theft or loss of cryptoassets, with a view to securing …

Lloyd’s Launches Cryptocurrency Wallet Insurance Policy

Lloyd’s has launched a insurance policy to protect cryptocurrency held in online wallets against theft or other malicious hacks. The first of its kind liability policy, with flexible limits from as little as £1,000 (US$1,281), was created by Lloyd’s syndicate …

Cryptocurrency Fraud Losses Surge to $4.4 Billion: CipherTrace Report

Cryptocurrency theft has surged in 2019 compared with last year, with more money flowing through digital exchanges and criminals looking to carry out bigger heists, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace obtained by Reuters. Losses from digital …

Arch Insurance (UK) and Marsh Launch ‘Blue Vault,’ Insurance Cover for Digital Assets

Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd., in collaboration with Marsh, the insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the launch of Blue Vault, a new solution to provide insurance protection for the secure storage of digital asset private keys held in traditional vault …

UK Markets Regulator Warns of Dangers of Unregulated Cryptocurrencies

Britain’s markets watchdog said on Wednesday that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value and offer consumers few protections, but added that such coins fall outside the scope of its powers. The Financial Conduct Authority said crypto markets were …

Investigation Uncovers Mystery of Quadriga’s Missing Cryptocurrencies Worth Millions

It’s looking more and more like QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten mismanaged the digital-asset exchange before he died, with cryptocurrencies from clients ending up at rival marketplaces in his personal accounts. The latest report from Ernst & Young, which is overseeing …

Hackers Steal 7,000 Bitcoins Worth $40M from Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a “large scale security breach,” the latest in a long line of thefts in the digital currency space. …

Losses from Cryptocurrency Thefts, Fraud Surged to $1.2 Billion in Q1: Report

Losses from the theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges and fraud-related activities surged in the first quarter of the year to $1.2 billion, or 70 percent of the level for all of 2018, cyber-security firm CipherTrace said on Tuesday. The value …

Canada Eyes Regulation of Crypto-Trading Platforms Amid Ongoing Quadriga Scandal

Canada is moving to overhaul its securities regulations to cover crypto trading platforms such as Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., a digital exchange that lost access to C$260 million ($195 million) of investor assets after the death of its founder. The …